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About Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

    Where is Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands?

    Flag of Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Northern Europe, islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway

    Capital: Longyearbyen Coordinates: 78° 13" North, 15° 37" East
    Map of Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

    What is the Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands weather like?

    Arctic, tempered by warm North Atlantic Current; cool summers, cold winters; North Atlantic Current flows along west and north coasts of Spitsbergen, keeping water open and navigable most of the year

    Traveling to Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

    Traveling by air

    There are 4 airports in Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, 1 of which are paved.

    There are 1 heliports in Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands.


    Traveling by water

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Barentsburg, Longyearbyen, Ny-Alesund, Pyramiden.